October 28, 2011
Maggie's Farm was over one of the bridges, well out of the town centre, where the rent was cheaper, you needed to know where it was to find it. In the 1980's the wholefood cooperative movement was still a minority interest, healthy eating was for ageing hippie ... 'the brown rice and sandals brigade'. You could buy aduki beans and dried figs, and weird white stuff called tofu that tasted of nothing much. But it was a refuge from the modern world, all wooden shelves with home-made labels and smelling of herbs and spices. I nearly ended up working there.